Undergraduate Research Opportunities

To learn more about the Psych 496-499 experiences, please watch this video.

If you are interested in earning academic (Psych 499) credit for working in a lab, follow these steps:

  1. Check the opportunities listed in the table below or check a faculty list to find someone whose interests match yours.
  2. Contact the researcher(s) you've identified. Discuss the project and the work you would be doing, and decide how many credits you would like to receive (3 credits = 9 hours/week, 2 credits = 6 hours/week, 1 credit = 3 hours/week).
  3. Click here for information on current procedures for PSYCH 499 registration.
  4. Register for your 499, for the proper amount of credits.

Current Research Opportunities

Interested in working with a Psychology Department faculty member or graduate student on a research project? The projects listed below are recruiting undergraduates to help out in their labs.

You may also visit the UW Undergraduate Research Program website to search for research opportunities offered in other departments. If you find a research opportunity that you feel is related to psychology, contact Carrie Perrin at cyoung@uw.edu to see if that research experience can be approved to fulfill experiential requirements for the Psychology BA or BS. Please include a brief description of the research project as well as the name and department of the faculty member with whom you would be working.

Departments and programs where Psychology majors have previously found psychology-related research opportunities include, but are not limited to: Biology, Early Childhood & Family Studies, Economics, Foster School of Business, Gender/Women/Sexuality Studies, Global Health, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Informatics, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Radiology, and Social Welfare.

If you are a Psychology graduate student, staff, or faculty member and you would like to update your Psych 499 posting or add a new Psych 499 opportunity, please contact Carrie Perrin in Psychology Undergraduate Advising at 206-543-2698 or at cyoung@uw.edu.

Project Title Area(s) Department(s)
Black Adult Resilience Study (BARS) Adult Clinical, Child Clinical Psychology
Center for the Science of Social Connection Adult Clinical, Social and Personality Psychology
Culture, Diversity & Health Lab (CDH) Social and Personality Psychology
Decisions During Drinking (D3) Social and Personality, Adult Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
I-LABS Research Support Developmental Psychology
Measurement-Based Care for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Child Clinical Psychology
PBS Lab Internship - Seattle Children's Research Institute Neural Systems and Behavior Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PEARL (Person-centered Etiology & Assessment Research Lab) Child Clinical, Adult Clinical, Developmental Psychology
Pediatric ADHD Research - Seattle Children's Research Institute Neural Systems and Behavior, Child Clinical, Cognition and Perception, Developmental, Social and Personality, Quantitative Psychology Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosocial and Community Health, Public Health Genetics, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Bioethics & Humanities, Biology, Biostatistics, Communication, Epidemiology, Family and Child Nursing, Family Medicine, Health Metrics Sciences, Health Services Administration, Health Services, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Medical Genetics, Medicinal Chemistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology - Undergraduate Major, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physiology and Biophysics, Quantitative Science (CQS), Social Work, Sociology, Statistics
Project SELF Adult Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Project SPIB - Sexual Perception in Bars Adult Clinical Psychology
REACT (Real-world Experiences of Alcohol & Cognitions over Time) Adult Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Sexual Health and Alcohol Use among Gay, Bi, and Queer Men Adult Clinical Psychology
Social Inequality and Justice Lab Social and Personality Psychology
State of Clinical Psychological Science Adult Clinical Psychology
Stereotypes, Identity and Belonging Lab (SIBL) Social and Personality Psychology
Transitions - tech and adolescent development in Latin America Developmental Psychology
Washington Young Adult Health Survey Quantitative Psychology Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Youth/School Mental Health and Implementation Science Developmental Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences